Diamond’s Top 50 Small Press Comics and Graphic Novels for January 2013

by Jeff

nov121333 Diamond's Top 50 Small Press Comics and Graphic Novels for January 2013Media Release — The Vine have reached Earth in search of Aric’s armor in Valiant Entertainment’s X-O Manowar #9, the best-selling small press comic book in January. In total, Valiant had five of the month’s top small press books, taking the top five spots on the chart.

Other publishers in the top ten include Archie Comics, BroadSword Comics, United Plankton, and Zenescope Entertainment.

The collected edition of the first story arc of the relaunched Harbinger in Valiant Entertainment’s Harbinger Volume 1: Omega Rising gave the publisher January’s best-selling small press graphic novel.

Other publishers in the top ten include Archie Comics, Bongo Comics, Fantagraphics Books, UDON Entertainment, Yen Press, and Zenescope Entertainment.

Diamond Comic Distributors defines Small Presses as publishers outside the top-10 bestselling publishers over the previous six months. In offering these breakdowns of the bestselling small press comics and graphic novels, a spotlight is shown on these publishers, affording them recognition for their strong sales in a crowded marketplace. To help retailers contextualize the relationship between the Small Press sales rankings, each chart offers for each book the overall ranking for the month amongst all publishers.

Data for Diamond’s sales charts – which include the monthly market shares and all top product charts – are compiled by Diamond Comic Distributors from a universe of over 3,500 accounts, comprised of comic book specialty shops and other merchant stores and buyers. The shops are primarily located in North America, with a percentage of sales also to international stores and buyers located throughout the world. The account base includes not only brick-and-mortar comic book specialty shops, but also Internet stores, chain stores, and other specialty stores.

Unit and dollars sales are calculated based upon orders invoiced and shipped to Diamond accounts during any given month, which comprises initial pre-orders, advance reorders, and reorders, minus any copies that are received back from a title marked as returnable.

About the Diamond Sales Index: The Sales Index of selected monthly Best Seller Charts is presented as a comparative tool for retailers and publishers. It presents Diamond’s monthly sales for individual titles in relation to Diamond’s total sales for the issue of DC Comics’ monthly Batman comic book. (Batman is used as the control title – with a value of 100 – because sales of Batman usually remain relatively stable.) This allows for easy comparison to other titles and helps retailers gauge their orders for all other titles. This formula is only a guide, other factors may impact a titles’ ability to sell in certain locations and clientele.

QTY RANK OVERALL QTY RANK OVERALL DOLLAR RANK INDEX COMIC VENDOR
1 119 93 11.38 X-O MANOWAR #9 VAL
2 145 117 9.13 SHADOWMAN #3 VAL
3 151 122 8.79 HARBINGER #8 VAL
4 155 125 8.66 ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #6 VAL
5 161 134 8.17 BLOODSHOT #7 VAL
6 187 205 5.97 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #244 ARC
7 216 231 4.81 SPONGEBOB COMICS #16 UNI
8 221 237 4.65 SONIC UNIVERSE #48 ARC
9 222 222 4.65 WONDERLAND #7 (MR) ZEN
10 223 223 4.64 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #78 (MR) BRO
11 225 247 4.52 SIMPSONS COMICS #198 BON
12 233 262 4.26 MEGA MAN #21 ARC
13 236 239 4.21 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #81 (MR) ZEN
14 239 265 4.17 FUTURAMA COMICS #65 BON
15 261 292 3.56 BART SIMPSON COMICS #79 BON
16 262 278 3.56 GFT SLEEPY HOLLOW #4 (MR) ZEN
17 301 280 2.92 STUMPTOWN V2 #5 ONI
18 309 270 2.79 GFT ANIMATED SERIES ONE SHOT (MR) ZEN
19 316 296 2.61 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #7 ASP
20 317 297 2.57 RACHEL RISING #14 ABS
21 320 300 2.53 EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS VOL 3 #2 ASP
22 326 334 2.41 FLY VOL II #4 (MR) ZEN
23 333 349 2.3 ARCHIE #640 ARC
24 336 301 2.28 STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE VOL 2 #2 APE
25 345 329 2.16 LEGEND OF OZ THE WICKED WEST ONGOING #3 BIG
26 353 327 2.09 HOMECOMING #3 ASP
27 355 250 2.05 KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #194 KEN
28 357 333 2.01 SIMPSONS ILLUSTRATED #5 BON
29 358 336 1.99 SIXTH GUN #28 ONI
30 361 371 1.94 NEW CRUSADERS RISE OF THE HEROES #5 ARC
31 372 405 1.8 CRAWLING SKY #1 ANT
32 373 345 1.77 LIFE WITH ARCHIE #26 ARC
33 374 347 1.76 COURTNEY CRUMRIN ONGOING #9 ONI
34 381 367 1.55 KOLCHAK & HONEY WEST ONE SHOT MOO
35 390 378 1.26 PLUME #1 DEV
36 391 386 1.26 GOLD DIGGER #146 ANT
37 393 385 1.16 FINDING GOSSAMYR #3 TH3
38 400 397 1.06 CAVEWOMAN GANGSTER #3 AMR
39 402 355 1.04 FAUST LOVE OF DAMNED ACT 15 (A) REB
40 409 403 0.98 BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #209 ARC
41 412 420 0.96 URSA MINOR #4 (MR) BIG
42 416 408 0.9 ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #237 ARC
43 421 411 0.86 ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #23 ARC
44 422 426 0.86 GOLD DIGGER HOLIDAYS SPECIAL #2 ANT
45 423 415 0.85 B & V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #231 ARC
46 428 424 0.78 WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #25 ARC
47 434 429 0.73 JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #188 ARC
48 440 458 0.66 FUBAR WINTER SPECIAL ONE SHOT (MR) ALT
49 443 433 0.65 RICHIE RICH GEMS #48 APE
50 452 467 0.57 WESTWARD #3 TOO


QTY RANK OVERALL QTY RANK OVERALL DOLLAR RANK INDEX GRAPHIC NOVEL VENDOR
1 44 131 1.13 HARBINGER (ONGOING) TP VOL 01 OMEGA RISING VAL
2 59 78 1 ALICE IN WONDERLAND TP (MR) ZEN
3 62 124 0.95 BLACK BUTLER TP VOL 12 HAC
4 78 102 0.87 WONDERLAND TP VOL 01 ZEN
5 85 144 0.83 SONIC UNIVERSE TP VOL 04 JOURNEY TO THE EAST ARC
6 93 35 0.77 PRINCE VALIANT HC VOL 06 1947-1948 FAN
7 94 32 0.77 SUPER STREET FIGHTER GN VOL 01 UDO
8 95 114 0.76 SIMPSONS COMICS SUPERNOVA TP BON
9 101 146 0.74 SOUL EATER TP VOL 12 HAC
10 137 133 0.57 ARCHIE THE MARRIED LIFE TP VOL 03 ARC
11 159 171 0.46 IRRESISTIBLE TP (MR) ZEN
12 160 163 0.46 BRIDES STORY HC GN BOOK 04 HAC
13 166 312 0.44 BETTY & VERONICA PROM PRINCESSES TP ARC
14 171 135 0.42 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 01 ONI
15 172 432 0.42 STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DIGEST VOL 03 FIELD DAY & OTHER STORIES APE
16 191 161 0.38 HOBBIT TP RAN
17 202 293 0.35 DISAPPEARANCE OF NAGATO YUKI CHAN GN VOL 03 HAC
18 203 179 0.35 UNDERWATER WELDER GN TOP
19 207 70 0.34 CHRIS WARE BUILDING STORIES HC RAN
20 214 216 0.33 GIRL FRIENDS COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 02 (MR) ST.
21 224 224 0.32 BAD MEDICINE TP VOL 01 ONI
22 228 232 0.31 GUNSLINGER GIRL OMNIBUS TP VOL 06 ST.
23 233 82 0.31 ALEX TOTH ZORRO COMP DELL COMICS ADVENTURES HC HER
24 234 213 0.31 DEAR BELOVED STRANGER GN TOP
25 237 126 0.3 WEIRD HORRORS & DARING ADV JOE KUBERT ARCHIVES HC VOL 01 FAN
26 238 361 0.3 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE ONI
27 244 243 0.3 COMPLETE CRUMB COMICS TP VOL 03 FRITZ CAT (MR) FAN
28 250 395 0.29 SONIC UNIVERSE TP VOL 03 KNUCKLES RETURNS ARC
29 260 137 0.28 FROM HELL TP (MR) TOP
30 261 339 0.27 FUTURAMA TP VOL 02 ADVENTURES BON
31 272 152 0.27 JACK JACKSON AMERICAN HISTORY TEJANOS CAUSE HC FAN
32 275 502 0.27 HOUSEWIVES AT PLAY HANKY SPANKY GN (A) ERO
33 278 468 0.26 ZOMBIE KID DIARIES GN VOL 03 WALKING DAD ANT
34 288 211 0.26 INFINITE KUNG FU GN TOP
35 291 214 0.26 SCOTT PILGRIM COLOR HC VOL 02 ONI
36 293 48 0.25 BLACK INCAL DLX HC VOL 01 (MR) HUM
37 301 108 0.24 ROY THOMAS PRESENTS THE HEAP HC VOL 01 DIA
38 306 237 0.24 TALES DESIGNED TO THRIZZLE HC VOL 02 FAN
39 317 218 0.23 CURSED PIRATE GIRL HC VOL 01 ARA
40 318 572 0.23 BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS TP VOL 02 ARC
41 321 277 0.23 AIRBOY & AIRFIGHTERS TP DANGEROUS LIAISONS MOO
42 322 424 0.23 CALVIN & HOBBES TP POC
43 335 345 0.22 I DONT LIKE YOU AT ALL BIG BROTHER GN COLL ED VOL 02 (MR) ST.
44 338 348 0.22 CALVIN & HOBBES HOMICIDAL PSYCHO JUNGLE CAT SC POC
45 347 436 0.21 AMULET SC VOL 01 STONEKEEPER SCH
46 348 435 0.21 BONE COLOR ED SC VOL 01 OUT BONEVILLE SCH
47 352 247 0.21 ROBERT JORDAN EYE OF THE WORLD HC VOL 03 ST.
48 354 344 0.21 LOVE ON THE JOB GN VOL 01 (A) 801
49 357 613 0.21 X-O MANOWAR (ONGOING) TP VOL 01 BY THE SWORD VAL
50 360 519 0.2 SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 02 VS THE WORLD ONI

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